How to build your own fly tying vises for making fishing flies and jigs. The book has step by step instruction, with diagrams for building fly tying equipment and for tying flies. This is a low... More > budget approach that will get you tying flies in a short amount of time.
I have read many books and articles that recommend that the beginning fly tyer should invest in the best fly tying vise he or she can afford. When a dollar figure is attached to a “good” beginner’s vise it is often in the $50 to $75 price range. The rationale is that a low cost tool can be more difficult to use, and will distract from the fly tying experience. I have even seen the total cost of entering fly-tying stated as $150 to $400. Yikes! I take a very different approach in my recommendation. If you build your own vise and tie flies on it, you are well on your way to years of enjoying fly-tying and fishing.< Less